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Callistemon 'All Aglow' (Bottlebrush)

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Plant description

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Callistemon All Aglow is a stunningly beautiful bottlebrush that is highlighted by luminous-pink new growth and bright red brushes with a pinky undertone. All Aglow is an upright shrub growing to around 2.5m tall. It is naturally compact and free branching and is a perfect size for today's smaller gardens. It also makes an excellent hedge plant as every time it is cut, it will produce a flush of the brightly coloured new growth - it can be cut as hard as you like to form the hedge you require. Like all Callistemon, All Aglow is bird-and-bee-attracting and provides natural shelter for smaller birds. Expect full flowering in the plant's second year.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: Pink
Flowering season: spring

Scent

nil

Plant size

Maximum height: 2.5 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds and bees.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Pests

webbing caterpillars

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: year round.

Types of fertiliser: Low Phosphorus fertiliser.

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